Women's Basketball Rolls Past Grace Bible, 97-53
With AsburyEagles.com writer Ashley Walls
GRAYSON, Ky. - Senior Ellie Steiner and freshman Kali Whiteside’s combined for 21 points and helped the Eagles reach their fifth victory in Grayson, Ky., as the Eagles cruised past Grace Bible College with a 97-53 win on Nov. 16.
The Grace Bible Tigers didn’t have a chance against the experienced Eagles. With three upperclassmen in the starting lineup, the Eagles rushed to a 15-0 start after just 3:20 of playing time. They would eventually head into the half with a 57-24 advantage.
If the Eagles didn’t dominate the court in the first half, they certainly dominated in the next half.
In the second half alone, sophomore Catie Fletcher led the team with three steals, Steiner made three three-pointers, freshman Heather Jolley gained three rebounds, and the Eagles were 86 percent from the free-throw line. It was junior Kelli Rinehart’s bucket with 27 seconds left that brought the score to 97-53 that capped the scoring in Asbury’s win.
In the end, the Eagles were better shooters than the Tigers. With a .552 percent team field goal average, Asbury had six Eagles make 100 percent of all their free-throws. This bested the Tigers’ 38 percent field goal average, with no one on the team making all of their free-throws.
Steiner ended the night with 17 points, and Whiteside contributed 10 for the Eagles. Junior Annissia Woods was right behind her with 9 points, while 11 other Eagles tallied points for Asbury. Freshman Heather Jolley led the team in rebounds with 7, while sophomore Cati Fletcher gained the team-high 3 steals.
The Eagles are now 5-3, and will search for their sixth win in their first home game of the season against Principia College at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22.